LGA775 versus E (P4 3.0)

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by aneima6, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. aneima6

    aneima6 Duplicate Account

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    I'm considering buying a new prescott 3.0. The two choices are the LGA775 version and the E version. (not concerned about their price differention since they are close)

    Is the only advantage that LGA runs cooler because it uses less power?

    Will the LGA and E overclock to same speeds? 3.6 on good hs and good fan for both?

    How easy is it to oc LGA compared to E?

    thanks
     
  2. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    LGA775 runs cooler mainly because the cooling solution of a LGA775 board differes from the socket 478 boards. The heatsink and fan are larger, plus the components on the motherboard are designed with Prescott's thermal requirements in mind from the start. Rather than being made half ass capable of it.

    There are differences in power also, but I wouldn't say that it uses less voltage. Prescott's run cooler in the LGA775 form than the 478 but make no mistake about it, they're still REALLY hot.
     
  3. wonderboy_

    wonderboy_ Limp Gawd

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    i would go with LGA 775, from what i hear you can get them to 4+ ghz easy.

    but yes, they still are very very hot, not only on the cpu but the motherboard aswell
     
  4. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Well I got my 3.4 to almost 3.6 on an Intel board. Which is all it will let me do. But it did so easily, and I've definatley got good ram for the job. I can't wait until some SLi capable motherboards come out for the P4 with DDR2 support.
     
  5. JoeBoomz

    JoeBoomz n00b

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    I had a 540 (3.2 GHz) running happily at 3.7 on air with the stock HSF on an ABIT AS8. The chip did 4.0 on water easily but the motherboard components overheated quickly because the CPU fan wasn't there to help cool them any longer.
     
  6. EnderW

    EnderW [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've seen some really good results on the DFI LanParty 875-T. On both of the reviews I read, they were able to hit 4GHz on a 3.2GHz chip with the stock cooler.

    And it's based on the 875 chipset so you can use DDR1 ram and AGP cards. I'm thinking of getting one and a Zalman 7700 Al-Cu to cool it. The Zalman uses a 120mm fan so it helps cool the rest of the MB in addition to the CPU.

    Only thing that sucks about that board is it requires a 24pin ATX connector, and only the newest PSUs have those.

    And LGA chips are more future proof.